Catania Attends Mary’s Center in Ward 4 Grand Opening | People
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Washington, D.C. – Today, Councilmember David A. Catania (At-Large), attended and gave remarks at the grand opening of Mary’s Center in Ward 4. Located at 3912 Georgia Avenue NW, the facility is the first full service community health center in Ward 4.
“Today’s opening shows that despite challenging economic times and budget tightening, the District is still able to make possible the delivery of vital health and social services to those in need,” said Councilmember Catania. “Mary’s Center is a shining example of the good that can be accomplished by dedicated community members and effective public programs.”
The Georgia Avenue site will be Mary’s Center’s largest community health center, with 26,000 square feet of space featuring twenty-two exam rooms and five dental chairs. The facility also has new space for mental health services, social services, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and family literacy programs. The new facility will permit Mary’s Center to serve approximately 20,000 patients per year, nearly doubling annual service capacity.
Mary’s Center received $11.625 million, nearly 70% of the total cost of the facility, from the District’s Medical Homes Project. The Medical Homes Project is administered by the DC Primary Care Association with funding from the District’s Tobacco Settlement fund. The Mary’s Center Clinic is the second major medical clinic expansion primarily funded through the Medical Homes Project.
Mary’s Center, founded in 1988, is a nonprofit, non-religious organization based in the District. It provides comprehensive and integrated health care, education, and social services to individuals and families whose needs often go unmet. Located on the first floor and mezzanine levels of the 3 Tree Flats development, the Mary’s Center Georgia Avenue facility is part of a mixed-use development project, which includes market-rate and affordable rental housing units.